Performers from six different countries have come together to collaborate on it will come later, a multi-practice dance piece under the iCoDaCo umbrella. For an international project like this, the influence of modern politics was inevitable, and Simon Banham’s scenography isn’t shy about it. A large rotating curtain (or wall, if you will) separates the square stage, representing the borders and divisions in this global community.
It’s around this strong visual motif that the action takes place, the six performers making full use of the space – and the audience – to tell their story. It’s the obvious message that we all need to work together to correct the damage done to society, but it’s one that the performers tell so well through movement. It’s difficult to determine whether it’s deliberate but, at times, some of the choreography is obscured by other performers, taking the audience out of the moment briefly. The piece never stops being engaging, though, and the artists are great at drawing everyone back in through the sheer display of skill.
Hungarian artist Gosheven provides the music, which is so integral to the piece. His electronic sound brings a haunting quality to the production, but it’s during the more silent moments that it will come later is at its eeriest. Strangely, the show doesn’t really come to an end – rather, it just stops. The piece seems to be building to a final flourish, but the flourish never comes. It’s a somewhat disappointing finish for what is otherwise a very solid piece of dance.